A Brief History of Seventh-day Adventists
A Brief History of Seventh-day Adventists
By George R. Knight

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Adventism--What does it stand for?
Where did it come from? Where it is heading?

These and other questions form the backdrop for George R. Knight’s fast-reading but informative treatment of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

From the denomination’s founding to the present, A Brief History of Seventh-day Adventists takes its readers step-by-step through the development of the church. At the focal point is the missiological burden that literally propelled Adventism into every corner of the earth.

A Brief History fills the important need of providing a short but accurate history of Adventism that can be appreciated by church members and nonmembers alike. It provides an excellent starting place for the study of Seventh-day Adventism.


  1. Millerite Roots
  2. Era of Doctrinal Development
  3. Era of Organizational Development
  4. Era of Institutional and Lifestyle Development
  5. Era of Revival, Reform, and Expansion
  6. Era of Reorganization and Crisis
  7. Era of Worldwide Growth
  8. The Challenges and Possibilities of Maturity